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The Truro Murders

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The Truro Murders presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this audiobook unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered.

Worrell and Miller met in prison and upon release developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centered around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women. Miller would deny any involvement in the murders, claiming his love for Worrell was the basis for his cooperation and silence.

In the space of 12 months between 1978 and 1979, remains of two of the victims were found within one kilometer of one another. Police linked the two bodies with another five young females reported missing in the area. The police uncovered two more skeletons within the Truro region and now faced the difficult task of piecing together the evidence and finding the countries biggest serial killers.

The Truro Murders portrays the sex-fueled killing spree from the perspective of James Miller, the accomplice. Contained within this shocking true crime story are love, loss, manipulation, and extreme violence. If you are especially sensitive to accounts of suffering young females, it might be advisable not to listen to this audiobook. If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then The Truro Murders is for you.

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Terrible

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

DNF at 34%.

This book was terrible. It feels like the author read the accomplice's confession and fabricated a novel, guessing at what he thought or felt. It honestly felt like a badly done YA novel rather than a true crime book. It wasn't engaging, it wasn't entertaining and it felt whiny and boring.

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Ryan Green is wonderful

Ryan and Steve are definitely onto a winner as a pair, they work so well together and constantly blow me away with their books. Ryan consistently brings in so much information into his tales and Steve does an amazing narration job. I connot recommend these two to crime fans enough.

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A fantastic listen

As always a great listen from a great author and especially a great narrator. This was as good as Ryan's other stories. Highly recommended.

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A great well researched read . powerful

My guilty pleasure is reading true crime books and watching documentaries, but before this book I can honestly say I had never heard about the Truro murders . I love that the book was short, but to me it was just the right length with great bite size chapters. From the offset you could tell how much research had gone into creating this novel. The accent of the narrator drew me in from the start . It is fascinating to learn about the psychological way in which one person can gain so much control and power over another. I was given this book by the narrator/author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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Evil luck !

Out of all of Greens books this one is the hardest for me to review.
The author Ryan Green have an amazing talent researching, filling in the gaps and turning all the facts into a story which anyone can understand.
This is the first time that I actually felt for one of the characters:
I thought about Australia in the 70th, a small town how unlucky a person like James had to be to be born gay, not in the 70th and not in Australia which was late to develop and move forward like most of the rest of the world.
I feel that circumstances gave James no chance especially after meeting Chris who knew how to manipulate, find the weaknesses in people and abuse that power so perfectly that James truly had no hope.
I actually think that this is not a bad true story at all, that people can learn from it, how evil will use anything to get its deeds done, just like it uses the internet today.

Steve White is an excellent narrator and a perfect choice for this book.


I do recommend this audiobook and the rest of Greens audiobooks, people need to know about the monsters out there, not pretend that they don’t exist or think that horrible things happen to others not to them till it’s to late.





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  • Polly Poizendem
  • 02-12-17

Things We Do For Love . . .


Once again, a serial killers accomplice (who's point of view this is written from) seems to believe that because HE did not personally murder anyone, that HIS hands are clean. Yet despite his claims of innocence, James certainly did his fair share of enabling and helping the object of his desire, Chris. As if on a silent cue, he would walk away at the right moment, then return to help with the aftermath cleanup.

And thats okay to do if you really love someone, right? So James thinks.

James hopes that by doing this (time and time again!), Chris will *come around* and be his young lover. You ALMOST feel a drop of sympathy for him, as he willingly acts as a meek man-servant and driver for the bold and overly confident sadistic Chris...while he makes nightly trolls for women and deadly sex.

One murder after another, it seems as though they will NEVER get caught - until a sudden and VERY unexpected turn of events! I didnt see THAT coming at all!

I thought the narration was well suited to the story, and easy to listen to :)

I was provided this audiobook at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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  • timj26
  • 16-06-19

Excellent

I’m a big fan of Ryan green And his writing style
A great story of one mans infatuation with a brutal rapist serial killer
Steve’s narration is consistently professional
You can’t go wrong with any of Ryan’s books highly recommended
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  • Simone
  • 21-12-17

Scary and Sad

To me, this is a story about a man who will do anything for love. James Miller, who is blinded by an unbreakable infatuation for Chris Worrell, literally stands by as Worrell does unspeakable, depraved things to seven young women. Miller is complicit in these murders because he cannot fathom his existence without the love of his life, even if that means taking an active part in finding and enticing his victims. I would recommend this book to fans of true crime that aren't sensitive to descriptions of extreme violence.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Jess
  • 12-12-17

Great listen

True crime at its finest. Interesting and captivating. Good detail and great narration. If you like true crime stories definitely recommend this one.

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  • Janalyn
  • 26-02-20

The crazy things we do for what we consider love.

It always amazes me the things we consider OK as long as we are excepted and feel like I needs arebeing met. In this book one man’s love for another man drives him to help his lover become a serial killer. There is an anything he won’t do for his lover and that includes serving his time. This is a great book Ryan Green really fun‘s great stories to tell and I enjoy them all. And of course Stephen White did a marvelous job I love him exclamation

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  • txdoc
  • 23-02-20

Absolutely chilling...

Love makes fools out of us all. That is the final sentence of this book and it is fitting because this story is told from the perspective of a man hopelessly enamored with a serial killer. For that love he is willing to ignore his own conscience and his own perceptions of right and wrong. For that love he pays a heavy price, but was it heavy enough? Ryan Green tackles this psychologically complex case with the astute insight for which he is known and offers his readers/listeners yet another chilling but irrefutably absorbing glimpse into the minds of the infamous Australian serial killer team of Christopher Worrell and his infatuated accomplice, James Miller. The exhaustive research, the solid writing, and the psychological analysis combine seamlessly to produce a mesmerizing tale told in the unique style of this author which sets this and all his other books apart in the true crime genre. I could not pull myself away from this story until I had finished the very last sentence. I chose to read along as I listened to the audio version, which was expertly narrated by Steve White who, in my opinion, has a proven track record for excellent delivery of stories such as these. The crimes are heinous but this detailed narrative of the events is provocative and compelling. Definitely worth your time.

While I did purchase a copy of this book, I was given an audio copy by the author and I am offering my honest and unbiased review.

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  • M. Wesson
  • 15-01-18

Fascinating Story

Fascinating to me that someone would get and stay involved with a person who did these horrible crimes!
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  • Brandi - Let's Read Romance
  • 13-01-18

Excellent narration

For anyone who follows me, this is so far out of my realm of typical reads that I'm sure you think I accidentally added this to my "read" shelf. Alas, I have a bit of a thing for true crime and have always been interested to see a bit behind the scenes into the human psyche. The Truro Murders allowed me to do two things: the first, experience what it's like to be in an abusive relationship where fists are not involved. Only unrequited love and a misplacement of trust and kindness. And second, the twisted way a mind can warp that love and allow you to follow someone so blindly, even when they are committing heinous crimes.

The Truro Murders happened in Australia in 1976-77. The country had never experienced a serial killer of this magnitude before, if at all.

This story, from the eyes of James Miller, the accomplice, shows the manipulations of a serial killer. The terrifying way Miller was controlled, the way he was able to turn a blind eye to Worrell's crimes.... I don't have the words for this kind of behavior.

But I do want to know more. Now I want to research, research, research these crimes and see them in a different light, a different perspective. I want to know it all--or at least as much as possible.

Ryan Green has given us an easy to read/listen account of something that should never be easy to hear or read. But he does this flawlessly, explaining the behaviors of both Worrell and Miller, and making the reader want to know more. More about Miller and more about Worrell.

**The audio of this is fantastic. The narrator makes you feel like you're there while offering a bit of detachment because no one really wants to be the accomplice of a serial killer.

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  • mandy
  • 07-01-18

Creepy!

Super creepy true crime story that was well written and fantastic narration.

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  • blueskies982
  • 01-01-18

True crime set in Australia

In the late 1970s the bodies of young women were found throughout the back Bush land of South Australia. The science of criminal profiling was still being developed and the authorities didn't know the kind of monster they were up against. Christopher Robin Worrell was charming but deadly, and a veteran of the prison system by the time he was a teenager. James William Miller met Worrell while they were in prison and quickly got caught in Worrell's orbit. Miller was in love with Worrell and was desperate for his affection and attention that he became an accomplice in Worrell's murders.

I think that people who like true crime will enjoy this book. It is an interesting look at what happens when a sociopath has absolute control over the will of another person. While Miller claims in his criminal defense that he never actually killed somebody, he was willing to stand by while Worrell carried out heartless crimes against defenseless women.
According to the author's notes a lot of the information in the narrative came from Miller's own writings.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via audiobook boom.

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